2017 Clarence E. Anderson Peace and Justice Award Honors Allies

Clarence E. Anderson entered the Church Triumphant on June 24, 2001. Clarence was a long-time member of St. Matthew’s, Glendale while also being a strong supporter of St. Matthew’s, North Hollywood. A gay man, Clarence had felt the sting of exclusion, prejudice and condemnation throughout his life. Thanks to the

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2017 Synod Grants support the ministries of Southwest California Congregations

The Endowment Committee of the SWCA Synod awards grants for Mission Outreach from the Mission & Ministry Fund to be used for mission outreach as defined in the synod’s mission goals.  Typically, grants range from $500 to $5,000. At this year’s Synod Assembly, 18 Mission & Ministry Grants were awarded. Angelica, Los Angeles received $4,000 for the Angelica Center for Arts and Music, furthering

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Southwest California Lutherans pass Sanctuary and Jubilee Resolutions

At the 2017 Southwest California Synod Assembly, held at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks on June 2 – 3, members voted overwhelmingly in favor of resolutions to become both a Sanctuary and a Jubilee synod. In becoming a sanctuary synod, the SWCA Synod recognizes that its territory, which ranges from San

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